Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Hidden Light in Chaos.




Ave Fratres and Sorors of the Light

First

Health of the Rose, Peace of the Cross to all who enter.

We are now finishing in this essay the introduction and interpretation of Key 19 of the Tarot titled The Sun. It should be remembered over and over again that the short posts on this site are meant to be an introduction to the topics alluded to in the Tarot Keys. This is similar to a grocery store in the U.S. where people called "vendors" are paid to introduce a new experience with their product , to your palate . You try this new product and then are enticed to buy based upon your experience .
Here it is similar, your receiving certain suggestions of inquiry upon each symbol and are being introduced to the crystallized ideas of the egregor of each of the systems of the Western Mystery Tradition, by contemplating the ideas contained within the geometrical shapes, which inevitably are derived from mathematics, the color of the symbol which will instruct the practitioner in 'words of power' of their particular language and the language of the early Hermetic and Rosicrucian Philosophers, the Keys will start to influence the Subconscious areas of the Psyche and the Scroll of the High Priestess will be unraveled.

So we are appropriately taking a change in pace to that of the "sefirot' which is a plural term for 'sefira' these words are emanations and emanation respectively. The two sefirot that this path connects is that of Yesod or 'Foundation' and Hod ' Knowledge or Intellect'. As we look at the foundation of creation through yesod it will show us there is a creative intelligence in hod. This is to say that manifestation isn't Chaotic. This is super important to understand because through reverse interpretation the principle says that all Chaos is in its essence Orderly Chaos, meaning has an origin.

This is exactly the teaching of a past avatar called affectionately the Buddha. who said that the First and Second Noble Truth is that there is something called Suffering (Chaos) and an Origin of Suffering (Source of Suffering). Since The Sun is the central point in our Cosmos its also the central point in our Metaphysical universe as well. Therefore its saying in effect to know that the "Intellect" or Hod center precedes the Manifestation or Foundation center. and that this is the work of the Sun. This is the action of the Sun upon the mind to produce the effects of the children dancing , In the BOTA Initiate version the children are dancing in two concentric circles within the inner circle.

Now it is becoming more and more evident that there are real messages in these cards that they can be expounded in countless ways and they are interrelated picture books. Hebrew letters, Tree of Life diagrams, Attributions of Alchemy Astrology and Mathematics and Geometry. All these branches of education and occult science are synthesized in this book called THE TAROCHI

In Light and Love

F.L. Cor Meum Lucidum

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Orange You Glad , We Didn't Say....


Ave Fratres and Sorors

As we are ending our short talks on the 19th Arcanum titled The Sun , it must be remembered that these series of talks are only designed for one purpose. That is , to enable a seeker to find value in the higher College of esoterica and hopefully , to establish contact for the Great Work.

Since we are here being shown a picture of The Sun , it must be remembered that the image is the form in geometrical and mathmatical specifications. Even color can be seen as a form of number and geometry . Since it is a proven fact that sound and color are on the same continuum. We are going to look at the bright orange sun and sort of realize that the louder or Higher the vibration the more indecernable. as we raise our minds from the lowest of the color scale we shall reach orange. Once we are raised to the color orange we shall start to experience the benefits of this "Frequency". This is somewhat complex for our minds to understand. But imagine that you are saying the WORD "RESH" . eventually as your raise your octaves it will inevitibily pass your range of voice expression. This is where we will depart to mathmatical music " Theory". The Theory or Gk. theoria
will bring to mind a idea, but as the definition goes : "conception of a Thing" . This THING called music is a tangible form in the idea of color. When we experience the color Orange, it must be part of the Hebrew word RSH in some way

Let us investigate. In a ritual to a Theoricus which is the 2nd Grade of a Initiate's 'Path of Return' we are told on the lecture on color "Orange has been referred to zeal and enthusiasm and to mental and moral development and self-control."

Here if we look at the original construction of Tarot , we will inevitably start to find what I like to call "Signs" that we are going down the proper line of reasoning.

Resh is the Hebrew letter for R. Rho is the Greek equivalent . There are very close correlations between Resh and Rho. The Gematria for the letter R is 200 . 200 is also the number of several other words including : to hold fast , to be full of zeal , to bring under control , etc. also though it means Canaanite, BUL is the name of the Canaanite fertility God, and the second WORD of the True name of god in masonic symbolism. JAH is a allusion to Yahweh BUL to the Canaanite god of fertility and ON refers to the name Osiris.

Now let us see why Resh would be numbered 200 and is the same as a Religious Canaanite. This is where the Spirit of the Egregor always comes to aid us once we get in touch with the minors or Regenerated Masters.

The Sun is the link between Hod , and Yesod. We are raising our consciousness from our fertile Sexual center to that of Intellegence or Intellect. Here we are taught the 'fertile nature' of our thoughts. This is soo important. BUL the middlename of the Masonic name is for the BUL/WORD of the JAH/FATHER that creates the ON/SON. Osiris is the risen God of the Underworld. Also BUL is the Fertility God. The Canaanites were "Polythiestic" but really this is a doctrine of the 'Many in the One'. As we start to research we will see that not only do our thoughts impregnate form and create our SUN of guidance but its saying that our WORD is alive. This is totally in sync with R+C thinking and Doctrine. Also it will be seen that the Solar Plexus as described in a previous post is the Manifesting Brain of our Being. The other brain.

Orange which is a color used for the Sun by the Ancients , has been not only attributed to the letter Resh and Rho , but in Hebrew the WORD "Orange' is KTVM or Katom. but also the word Ketuvim which means "Writings" is also KTVM !

This is another "Sign" also once you Theosophically reduce KTVM =466 /4+6+6=16=1+6=7. 7 is the number for completion 'sign' and also a reference to the Seven Planets 'sign' of which the center of the "then' known Cosmos was the Sun. Also Alchemy is about the Work of Regeration or Work of the SUN. It is central to the entire art of Alchemy and is infact the Goal 'Sign'.

I certainly can go on and on, but i wont. The purpose of this essay was to completely show that there are "signs" in not only the rituals, which are the maps, but the Key of the Tarot itself is a color/form alphabet when used with its allusions can give enough 'signs' to start and wonder. Are these simply archaic scenarios and images . or are they Hermetically Sealed Doctrines

At this time I think it appropriate to quote a verse from the Kyballion or Kabbalah . "The lips of Wisdom are closed except to the ears of Understanding".

In Light and Love
Frater C.M.L.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Light That Never Departs

Ave , Brothers and Sisters of the Light

As it's been a while since the last post here. Problems inevitably arise when on the Path.

We are continuing with the discussion of the 19th Arcanum and the Tarot Key titled The Sun.

We are using the Marsailles version of the card since it is closer to the initiated version that I particularly use designed by the BOTA. In this Key the Sun is depicted as behind the two individuals in the foreground. Its important to see here that this positioning is not arbitrary. We are on "The Path of Return". the most important word here is RETURN. If we are to see the light of The Sun not as a planetary influence but a Spiritual Archetype , then we can understand why gazing into the bright Sun is probably not recommended at this point.


I can think of no better source than Louis Claude de Saint-Martin in his very esoteric Lyons Lectures to quote in this regard
"If you take away from a man the light which is illuminating him and allowing him to see the surrounding objects, he remains in darkness all the time he does not have the light; his sight loses its memory of the various objects during the whole time of separation. The sun, for example, illumines the insights of a well- adjusted man, allowing him to see the various wonders of nature; through it, he sees the various wonders of the different successions of visible bodies; through it, he finds out about the various objects which successively pass before his eyes; and
the more he has made a sustained collection of facts, the more he knows about the nature of bodies whose dimensions the light reveals.
Let us now assume that this man is locked in dreadful solitary confinement which deprives him of communication with the sun: the amount of facts collected decreases, according to the number of days he is in privation. The longer he remains locked in darkness, deprived of the light of the sun, the more his sight weakens, and the more the facts collected by his sight decrease; to the extent that, if he remains a number of years without seeing the light of the sun, he has to take the greatest care when returning to light for fear that, if he is suddenly taken out into the midday sun, the membranes of the eye, unused to the flexible movements they must make in order to be in communication with this star, finding themselves in a state of tension, stiffness and hardness, receiving a large number of rays which they cannot obey, and, by their resistance, putting up a new force
against this light, they finally overcome the obstacle itself by rupturing a few large vessels in the body and thus killing the form of the person who wished to get closer to the principle of life too soon."
Louis-Claude de Saint-Martin - Lyons Lecture

What has just been shared is a small portion of a very esoteric nature. The author is a leader in the Initiatic stream of teachings and was a member of the infamous Elus Cohen. This is part of the Martinist School of esoterica. Martinism is taken by the author of its Doctrine Martinez De Pasqually. Little is known of this man but his Theurgic methods were incomparable and this is why he was considered a great Occultist. Saint-Martin was his student and developed the Inner way as opposed to Pasqually's Operative or Theurgic way. In the Martinism of Saint-Martin the entire goal of man was to become Reintegrated by inner devotion to the Creator , similar to the Gnostic Pleorma. This is why its not only impossible to see The Sun in its entirety due to the limitations of Time Space, but it is also not probable that one would be able to become fully integrated without the recognition of the Collective Fall, rather than a striving for individual attainment

Briefly this is the picture that is depicted here. It must be said now however that certain details of Martinist Doctrine cannot be shared here, not due to stinginess of the information but because it is not recommended for those who haven’t found their way to it yet. What can be said is that Pasqually's text "Reintegration of Beings' can be downloaded by a google search. This text is the core of Martinist thinking. Once familiar with the ideas this card will take on new meaning. The Sun is the visual depiction of the process Pasqually is speaking of.
As a reminder , the studies here are done with extreme amounts of research and are not being presented haphazardly . Its important to see that we're definitely not talking about some cards to help with "Selfish" pursuits of wealth, health and happiness. But that the cards themselves indicate the Philosophical Gold and that is the Eternal and Unending Source of Wealth, or Abundance Health and Happiness. Let us always remember that in the clouds just beyond the Sun shines always with all its splendor.

In Light and Love.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Is There Another Brain??



Greetings,

Today as we discuss the symbolism of the 19th Arcanum titled The Sun, lets focus our energies on the area of the torso , right about the solar plexus. This is said by Hermetic and Rosicrucian Authorities to be the "real" brain. Since the brain of the head is simply for physical functioning, the brain above the Solar Plexus is for meta-physical functioning.

I don't think its a coincidence that this area of the body is named the Solar Plexus. The entire symbolism of The Sun is focused upon this area and a mystical process titled Regeneration.

Regeneration of the personality is our individual goal for a larger process called Reintegration for the collective. This process is the end of all mystical schools , including the well known but very obscure language and symbolism of Hermetic Alchemy.

In Inner Hermetic Alchemy the body is used as a vessel to make the alchemical processes refine and transmute the elements in the personality and eventually integrate the serpentine element called Kundalini by the East. In the west we call this Reintegration with Omneity. The Taoists called this process the Crystal Body in a popular text titled Secret of the Golden Flower. Similarly in Buddhist tantric teachings we have the mind of Luminosity or Main Mind , which many Tibetan commentators call "clear and knowing".

It would benefit the practitioner at this time to bring attention to the Hebrew yods falling from The Sun. Not only does the Yod include all letters as the "seed" of the Hebrew alphabet, but there are three seeds. In Louis-Claude de Saint-Martin's lecture to the Elus Cohen at Lyons, he states that all creation is made within the primal 3 matras , not to be mistaken with "Mantra" matras are an arabic term related to the elements of alchemy commonly known as Mercury Sulpher and Salt. These according to a masterful and detailed series of lectures by Saint-Martin, are to be the original unformed elements and that by them the entire cosmos was constructed.
This my friends, is just a glimpse of the Martinist views of the early Renaissance , and has deep affiliation with Masonic and Rosicrucian teachings. If we are to see this marvelous pack of cards as simply a fortune telling system or a personality development system, that is all and well. I for one see them as a masterful system of instruction on the deepest mysteries of the Western Initiatic Tradition.

The reason we used the Marsalies version here is to indicate the common elements in Tarot before the artistic changes of Waite and further developments from Crowley and PF Case. As can be seen in the early Itallian deck these images were being presented long before the formation of The Golden Dawn of the late 1800's.

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In light and love.